Vancouver Fringe Festival on stage until September 15, 2019

The 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival takes over stages around the city starting today.  With 101 shows to choose from; comedy, drama, musicals, clowns, political satire and more themes make sure that you will find some “Theatrically Delicious” performances during the Fringe run from September 5 to 15.

Vancouver Fringe Festival’s vision is “Theatre for Everyone”, and employs an everyone is welcome selection process, drawing the mainstage performances out of a hat. Giving all artists from novice performers to veteran theatre companies, an equal chance to participate, and artists receive 100% of the box-office revenue during the festival.

The Festival program is filled with amazing shows, series and events including: 

Part of the 2019 Advance Theatre Series is playwright Taninli Wright’s Sis Ne’ Bi -Yïz: Mother Bear Speaks, which was inspired by the true story of a Wet’suwet’en artist who walked across BC to empower First Nations children.
  • Advance Theatre – New Works By Women : Ruby Slippers Theatre and Playwrights Guild of Canada partnered with the Fringe to showcase dramatic readings of five new plays by diverse Canadian women playwrights.
  • Dramatic Short Works :  This year’s Dramatic Works Series artists have been mentored by Hardline Productions’ Co-Artistic Director Raes Calvert.
  • Workshops for Artists & Aspiring Artists : a series of workshops aimed to help artists develop skills including theatre, dance, storytelling and more
  • Fringe Awards : the new TD Fringe Forward Award (for works from historically marginalized communities) joins the Public Market Pick of the Fringe Awards, the Joanna Maratta Award, the BC Touring Council Award, and the Artistic Risk Award 
Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeline George’s The Most Massive Woman Wins is part of the Dramatic Works Series this year. LA Weekly calls it “a thought-provoking glimpse at … women trying to conform to society’s often unattainable image of female beauty.”

Part theatre, part party, the Festival brings music every night to the Phillips Fringe Bar located at Ocean Art Works on Granville Island. The family friendly bar is all-ages and open Saturday and Sunday afternoons too.

Following the Fringe Awards tickets will go on sale for the Public Market Picks of the Fringe and Picks Plus program. Presented by the Granville Island Public Market the Pick is your last chance to see the hottest shows of this Fringe, while Picks Plus features top picks from festivals past.  Picks and Picks Plus run September 18 – 22, 2019.  

Vancouver Fringe Festival is on, at venues across Vancouver, until September 15, 2019. With so much to see and do, you’d better visit for program details and tickets 

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2016

VanFringeFest_2016_RGB-with-datesWe are just a week away from 11 days of creative theatre performances of Vancouver Fringe Festival 2016.  Vancouver Fringe Festival has a mission of “cultivating artists and audiences to create an open and vibrant independent theatre community”.  For three decades, the Vancouver Fringe Festival has been bringing one of a kind theatre to the stage, this year is no different.

Kicking off with a fun, party-like Opening Night performance of Butt Kapinski Dick on the Fringe, on September 8 and running until September 11 the Festival features over 800 performances by 90 artists all around the city. Theatre performances include Waiting For Garbo at Havana Theatre, One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody at The Rio, Piaf & Brel: The Impossible Concert at Performance Works, or Trump The Musical at Carousel Theatre.  The Big Rock Fringe Bar on Granville Island brings free musical entertainment nightly.  First time Fringe watchers might want to take in the Georgia Straight Fringe-For-All festival preview: 40 artists will get 2 minutes each to woo audiences.  Walk the Talk AdMaking the Vancouver Fringe Festival open and inclusive to all audiences shows like Walk The Talk are by donation or the performers ask the audience to pay it forward with Acts of Random Care as their admission to the 40 minute interactive performance.

Whatever your genre, neighbourhood, or budget Vancouver Fringe Festival 2016 has a theatre performance for you.

Visit for festival information and online tickets. Tickets and passes are available in person at the Fringe Festival Box Office at 1398 Cartwright St on Granville Island.

Picks Of The Week – September 4, 2013

Hard to believe it’s September but let’s make the most of the last 3 weeks of official summer!

vancouver-fringe-festivalFringe: Head to the edge for some great Arts performances at the 2013 Vancouver Fringe Festival until September 15th

Gig: Join Scottish electropop act CHVRCHES at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday Sept 5

Dance: Start the new school year off with a bang at Liberace Thursday : Farewell To Summer at Celebrities Nightclub on Thursday.

New Wave: It’s looking like a retro weekend as Adam Ant hits the Vogue Theatre on Friday Sept 6 at 7pm

Rock: Head out to the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam to experience the sound of America on Friday Sept 6

Concert: The legendary Eagles play two nights on their History Of The Eagles Tour at Rogers Arena on Friday and Saturday night.

Show: If the retro rock/pop isn’t your thing check out some hip-hop as The Weeknd play The Orpheum Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights.

Fashion: Saturday night, watch the runway and support Out In Schools at the Garde Affair Charity Fashion Event at The Imperial on Main Street

On Sale: Some recently announced concerts go on sale soon: Sleigh Bells (Oct 10 – Commodore Ballroom – On Sale Friday Sept 6), Volcano Choir (Jan 24/14 – Commodore Ballroom – On Sale Friday Sept 6), Jonas Brothers (Nov 5 – Orpheum Theatre – On Sale Friday Sept 13)